Rhonda K. McGonagle

Rhonda K. McGonagle

Rhonda Kay McGonagle, 62, of Tampa, Florida (formerly of Otsego, Michigan) went to be with our Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 21, 2012. She passed away unexpectedly, in Tampa, Florida, due to medical complications.  She put up a courageous fight to the end.

Rhonda was born November 20, 1950 in Plainwell, MI, the daughter of Charles ‘Homer’ and Nadene (Ladd) Shaffer. She was a 1968 graduate of Otsego High School where she was a cheerleader and gymnast.  She worked at Time-Warner in Florida for 20 years.  Rhonda loved to travel and her favorite destination was California. She also traveled to England & New York with her sister, Jackie Stineback.  Rhonda always prioritized her family as number one in everything she did.  She excelled at being a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, friend, counselor, employee and most important a woman of God.  She’ll be remembered for her big smile when she was around her family and friends.  As much as our flesh will miss her, spiritually we know she is pain free and with Jesus.

She is survived by her husband, Pat McGonagle; a sister, Jackie (Gordon) Stineback; two children, Jodi (Maurice) Lelii, her son Scott (Brooke) Hinz; two nieces, Amie (Jesse)Proctor and Jamie (Josh) Jameson; eight grandchildren, Vincent Lelii, Gabrielle Lelii, Micheala Hinz, Ethan Hinz, Maya Hinz, Evan Hinz, Elliot Hinz, Edward Hinz; 4 great nieces, Macy Proctor, Kaylin Proctor, Allie Proctor, Jayden Jameson; 1 great nephew, Jerin Jameson,  all of whom will miss her greatly and hold on to her memories forever.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents in 2009; and her aunt, Jackie Ladd, in 2011.

The service will be held on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm at The Winkel Funeral Home at 207 East Allegan Street, Otsego, MI 49078, Bill Rose, Celebrant.

Contributions in memory of Rhonda may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

A luncheon is planned at the V.F.W. Post #3030 following the service. We are planning a local memorial in Tampa, Florida. The date and location will be determined at a later date.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Joyce Hiemstra Hunt says:

    Jackie and all of Rhonda’s family, I am so so sorry for your loss. I know that no words can help ease the pain and loss you are feeling right now. May the love of the people around you help you through your pain. It’s the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you’ll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Joyce

  2. Renee pritchrd says:

    Many Prayers for you. May your hearts be comforted at this time. Love all of you 🙂

  3. Jackie Shaffer Stineback says:

    My life has changed so much. Dad, Mom, Auntie, Now my sister. Rhonda we had some great times traveling to Europe, New York. We had great parents and never had to go without anything. I guess spoiled. I will miss shopping with you in Florida Home Goods was our favorite. And just coming spending lots of times in Florida. Your liver never came. Life is just not fair. I will miss you so much. You were always there for me. We will be together again. Your with the family. I will try to stay strong. Won’t promise!! Love you! <3

  4. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Dear Family of Rhonda,
    What a beautiful, loving obituary for Rhonda! She was truly loved by so many people! She had a wonderful personalty and like you said, a beautiful smile! We were so glad we were able to re-connect last summer. Please know that she is now an Angel in Heaven watching over all of you! We send our love and prayers and I have been praying every night for Rhonda.
    Tim and Marcia

  5. Jerri Carrott says:

    Dear Rhonda’s family,

    Your loss is great, God only knows why some stay for awhile, while others journey is cut short. Yet, in Rhonda’s case, in just a few short years, she gave so much of herself and for sure made this earth a better place. She has left us with beautiful memories of a wonderful Godly woman….She has made us all better people through her walk, talk and her example of how wonderful life can be when we trust our Lord and Savior.

  6. chantal jean-louis says:

    I worked with Rhonda in Tampa and when she retired she was missed but this past there were many broken hearts in the office. To all the family members, please accept my deepest condolences.

  7. Jeanne Hiller says:

    Ronnie was a dear dear friend who brought many memorable moments into my life. She invited me into her family and I attended many celebrations and parties that I cherished. Ronnie would laugh, dance, and just sparkle when with her family who were first and foremost in her life, She lit up the room when she entered with her sm,ile, I will miss her.; My love and prayers to Pat and the family;

  8. sue lindsey says:

    Jackie and family — So sorry to hear of your loss. I fondly will always remember all the fun times we all had in the old neighborhood playing together as kids! Also the prom when Rhonda and her date, double dated with Merl and I. I am sure you will miss her, as she was a great person. Be strong, and always remember you will be together again someday. She will always be with you, and watching over you and your family as an angel from above. My love and prayers to you and your family.

  9. A. Mixon says:

    To Mr. Pat and the family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you because Mrs. Rhonda was such a beautiful person and she will be greatly missed. I pray that God’s words at Rev. 21:4 can comfort you. I will continue to keep the family in my prayers!

  10. George & Pam Buck says:

    Our deepest sympathy & prayers go to all of Rhonda’s family. I will always remember the trips she took with Martha, Fran & myself. She was a great friend and fellow employee at Time Warner. Miss you Rhonda, You are in great, loving hands now.

  11. George & Pam Buck says:

    Our prayers and deepest sympathy go to all of Rhonda’s family. I will never forget our trips all over the USA with Martha, Fran and myself. Rhonda taught me everything when I joined Time Warner and it became a lasting friendship. I will miss her but know she is in a better place.

  12. Meredith Kieffer says:

    I am still in absolute shock! I can not get Rhonda out of my mind. I had just talked to her the week before her passing. We talked about our homes being decorated for Christmas and that our shopping was done. We shared many laughs and looked forward to this coming spring when we could spend more time together. We shared so many common interests. She was a dear friend and will never be forgotten. I am blessed to have so many wonderful memories to reflect upon. She has crossed to the other side, and I look forward to the day when we will meet again. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to our good friend Pat, and to all of her family, whom she loved so much. May God be with you all!

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  14. Jacque Jennings Carter says:

    This was a beautiful tribute to Rhonda. She was a wonderful and gentle person. My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to Rhonda’s family, friends and relatives. Losing someone is always difficult even when we know they are in a better place. Blessings to you all.

  15. Carol Bailes says:

    To Pat and Rhonda’s family – I am so sorry for your loss. I last saw Rhonda and Pat at Susan Shiner’s on December 11th. We had a wonderful visit. Her passing came as a terrible shock. David and I love you Rhonda and will miss you terribly. Until we meet again.

  16. Scott Hinz says:

    Good morning mom! 2 years have almost gone by and I can say, it still SUCKS you are not here. You have really impressed upon me how to be a man and take care of my family and I hope I am living up to that. The kids sure miss you mom. They really haven’t had an active grandma like you were. I am going to really try to enjoy my kids and the holidays this year but it is not the same. I guess I am using this platform to say I love you mom and miss you terribly. Can’t wait to see you when its my time.


  17. Scott says:

    3 years 7 months…. still seeking a way to say I LOVE U! The kids are growing up so fast and each year that goes by, we all miss you more than you know. There is always something missing especially after church on Sunday when we used to come see you. And the family has grown apart and is so consumed with their own lives, which is understandable. You were the glue that kept the family together. I can only imagine the place you are at and how you love pain free. Like Paul said, to love is life and to die is gain. Even though I believe in that, I am still missing you like crazy. I just wanted to say I miss you and I love you soo much mom and still think about you so much.

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